The Group

The consolidated research group Esbrina. Subjectivitats i entorns educatius contemporanis (2009SGR 0503) — has evolved from the consolidated research group founded in 1995, “Formació, Innovació i Noves Tecnologies” — 1995SGR 354, 1996SGR 111, 1998SRG 44, 2000SGR 14, 2001SGR 37, 2005SGR 431. The name change responds to a need to more clearly reflect the type of research, studies and knowledge transfer carried out by an interdisciplinary group — composed of students and professors from Pedagogy, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, Computer Science, Fine Art and Art History who are deeply interested in the conditions and current changes taking place in education, and who are associated with different departments in the Univ. of Barcelona, the Univ. Autonoma of Barcelona, Univ. of Vic and Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The group's research program is based on the evidence that putting into practice those pedagogical proposals that respond to current educational needs (at times contradictory and paradoxical) demands an awareness of the processes involved in the construction of subjectivity--in a world that is complex, changing and heavily mediated by digital technologies--of subjects who move between different formal or informal educational environments.

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